A development associate assists in raising funds for a company by organizing fundraising activities. Your job as a development associate includes meeting with potential donors, working to acquire new donors, and keeping regular contact with donors. Also, you are to assist with the creation of guest lists and mail flyers to donors to inform them of activities and events. You will also be required to coordinate marketing on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Performing administrative duties such as maintaining a filing system, data entry, and troubleshooting database issues are also among the things you will need to do as a development associate.
To fit in this role, you need to be able to work late nights, weekends, and holidays. You must also have either a high school diploma or bachelor's degree depending on the employer. You also need to have great organizational skills and a passion for helping others. A development associate makes an average yearly salary of $71,629 or $34.44 per hour.